The Permaculture Podcast


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    This is a list of permaculture, gardening, and influential resources that I have read or had recommended to me. It is long but by no means exhaustive and serveral go far beyond our need to design to investigate larger systemic social and cultural issues.  I include those here because of the way that permaculture principles might be applied to designing a way past them.

    Permaculture and Permaculture Education
    Earth User’s Guide to Permaculture by Rosemary Marrow
    Gaia’s Garden by Toby Hemenway(*)
    Permaculture: A Designers’ Manual by Bill Mollison(*)
    Permaculture One by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren
    Permaculture Two by Bill Mollison
    Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability by David Holmgren(*)
    Edible Forest Gardens by Dave Jacke and Eric Toensmeier

    Other Material:

    Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv
    Ecology for Nonecologists by Frank Spellman
    Ecology of a Changing Planet by Mark Bush
    Water for Every Farm by P.A. Yeomans
    You Can Farm by Joel Salatin
    Environment, Power, and Society by Howard T. Odum(*) (This links to the latest update, which tackles the 21st century)
    No More Prisons by William Upski Wimsatt(*)
    Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
    The Contrary Farmer by Gene Logsdon
    One Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukuoka
    The Secret Teachings of Plants by Stephen Harrod Buhner
    Ishmael by Daniel Quinn(*)
    Invasion Biology, A Critique of Pseudoscience by David I. Theodoropoulos
    The Barefoot Architect by Johan van Lengen
    The Control of Nature by John McPhee
    Gaia, a New Look at Life on Earth by James Lovelock
    Design With Nature by Ian McHarg(*)
    The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resiliency by Rob Hopkins(*)

    The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil (DVD)

    Online Videos
    6 ways mushrooms can save the world” by Paul Staments, from the Ted Talks (*)

    Anything with an (*) next to it I have read, watched, or otherwise taken in.


    1. RobRob
      February 25, 2011    

      Love the podcast! Very informative

    2. TrevorTrevor
      September 3, 2011    

      just started getting podcasts; love your work. May the force be with you!!!

    3. RussellRussell
      September 12, 2012    

      Fantastic. Really enjoying this. It’s great to hear experts talking about their work without simplifying it too much.
      Thanks for your work Scott

      • RLM McWilliamsRLM McWilliams
        February 5, 2014    

        Yes! Please keep the detailed info coming!

    4. JustinJustin
      March 12, 2014    

      Hi Scott,

      The One Straw Revolution is one of my all time favorite books, and I have read Permaculture: A designers manual over and over. I love this book list but I am not sure where to go from here. Could you recommend one of these as a next step for me?


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